25 Bridal Shower Game Prizes Your Winners Will Want to Take Home

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Samantha Iacia - The Knot wedding style expert
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Samantha Iacia
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Updated Feb 08, 2024
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The bridal shower is an extra-special opportunity for friends and loved ones from both sides to meet. Bridal shower games and icebreakers are some of the best ways to get people talking during the party, and it doesn't hurt to have some creative bridal shower game prizes on hand to entice your guests to participate. You can choose a few splurge-worthy items, like beauty kits or kitchen gadgets, for the first place winners, or stick to smaller bridal shower prizes to hand out to each player. Either way, these 25 bridal shower prize ideas are sure to have everyone competing for a win.

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Unique Bridal Shower Prizes

These aren't your everyday bridal shower game prizes. From fun home decor to wine night essentials, these big-ticket items will have everyone gathering 'round to play and snag the ultimate prize.

1. Host Wine Freeze Cups

set of clear stemless insulated wine glasses with white marbled stone detail
Photo: Target

Give the prize winner an excuse for "just one more glass" with these insulated wine cups that keep your vino at the perfect temperature. The sleek stemless glasses feature grippy marbleized bands to make them easier to hold.

2. Ban.do Stacked Citrus Vase

colorful ceramic vase in the shape of oranges and citrus fruits
Photo: Ban.do

We didn't know we needed this fruit vase until now. The adorable design will add a pop of color to the recipient's home, whether they use the vase to store pens on their desk or showcase a fresh flower bouquet.

3. Clinique Find Your Happy Fragrance Set

Clinique mini fragrance set bridal shower prize
Photo: Ulta

Who doesn't love trying out new beauty products? This fragrance discovery kit includes six different miniature Clinique perfumes that can be worn separately or together. If your guest finds their new signature scent, they'll have you to thank.

4. Palmpress Collapsible Coffee Press

collapsible pour-over coffee maker sitting next to a tray of cinnamon buns
Photo: Food52

Create an even bigger buzz at your event by offering this unique bridal shower prize to one lucky guest. They can use the collapsible device to make coffee whenever, wherever, and the gift set even includes fresh grounds.

5. Wicked Good Cupcakes Chocolate & Vanilla Cupcake 2-Pack

Wicked Good Cupcakes chocolate and vanilla jar cupcakes bridal shower game prize
Photo: Wicked Good Cupcakes

Few things are sweeter than an assortment of delicious treats, including these cupcakes in jars. The set includes decadent chocolate ganache and classic vanilla flavors to please all palates.

6. Rosepops The Tie Dye One Up

bright pink preserved rose in a tie dye display box with pink bow
Photo: Rosepops

Fresh flowers are beautiful, but with this preserved rose, the recipient won't have to worry about it wilting or dying. The single bloom (yes, it's an actual flower) is displayed in a decorative box and doesn't require any water or maintenance.

7. Vinebox Chocolate Pairing 3-Pack

Vinebox chocolate pairing wine set bridal shower game prize
Photo: Vinebox

The wine lovers in the group will surely go for this trio of single-serve European wines, hand-selected to pair perfectly with your favorite chocolates. They're packaged in elegant glass tubes that equal one glass of wine each, all stored in a chic black box. You can even take it a step further by adding a box of Vinebox's Moonstruck truffles to your purchase. This is another great bridal shower game prize you can divide up between multiple winners—each gal gets to choose their pick.

8. We're Not Really Strangers Card Game

we're not really strangers card game
Photo: Target

Perfect for the guest who loves hosting game nights of their own, this deck of cards is filled with questions and prompts that spark conversation. It's a bridal shower prize that they'll love using again and again in their own home.

Cute Bridal Shower Prizes

When it comes to bridal shower prize ideas, part of the fun is shopping for cute things that you'd want to receive if you were a guest in attendance. Here are some of our fave picks, including adorable hair accessories and practical (but cute) tote bags.

9. Uncommon Goods Hand-Carved Heart Serving Spoon

wooden spoon with the scooping end in the shape of a heart

Whether they're cooking pasta or baking cookies, there's no denying that this heart-shaped spoon adds plenty of charm to basic kitchen duties (not to mention how sweet it looks on display in a utensil crock).

10. Crown Affair The Silk Scrunchie No. 001 Set

trio of light green silk scrunchie hair ties
Photo: Sephora

Silk scrunchies are a luxurious upgrade from standard hair ties. The 100% silk scrunchies come in a set of three and help to prevent hair from breaking or frizzing (we've tried them for ourselves).

11. Trendy Custom Goods Wildflower Tote Bag

Wildflower tote bag bridal shower game prize
Photo: TrendyCustomGoods

Tote bags are always a practical option when it comes to bridal shower prizes. Guests are more likely to reuse them after the party when they look this cute. You can choose from a range of seven colors, and opt for either a one-sided or two-sided design.

12. Emi Jay Super Bloom Clip in Wild Orchid

Emi Jay flower claw clip bridal shower game prize
Photo: Emi Jay

Influencer-approved brand Emi Jay is known for having the cutest hair accessories, including this pretty claw clip inspired by a plumeria. It's a perfect prize option if you're hosting a beach or tropical-themed bridal shower.

13. Talking Tables Prosecco Pong

prosecco pong kit with plastic champagne coupes and pink ping pong balls
Photo: Amazon

Just add bubbles. The fun will never fizzle out for whoever wins this popular party game. If the winner is in the wedding, you might even convince them into playing a round or two at the bachelorette party.

14. Voluspa Mini Candle Trio in French Cade, Goji & Lychee

a trio of mini candles in decorative patterned tins with lids
Photo: Sephora

Certain gifts have become classics for a reason. Show your gratitude to your guests with this set of candles in three sweet-smelling scents: earthy French Cade, citrusy Goji and fresh Lychee.

15. Dorky Krafts Lavender Pressed Flowers Mug

Lavender mug bridal shower game prize
Photo: DorkyKrafts

We love this garden-inspired lavender mug for a spring or summer bridal shower. If you're feeling extra generous, throw in a bag of locally roasted coffee beans or tea.

16. Turbie Twist Microfiber Hair Towel Twin Pack

a pair of microfiber hair towels
Photo: Target

Great for eliminating heavy towels on your head and covering hair while you deep-condition, these microfiber turbans are a self-care Sunday essential. The pack of two can be left as-is or added to a spa-themed prize basket.

Inexpensive Bridal Shower Game Prizes

We know that expenses can add up quickly when you're planning a bridal shower, so don't feel pressured to go overboard with your spending. These inexpensive bridal shower prizes are great for sticking to a budget or rewarding second- and third-place winners.

17. Highland Ridge Rustics Sunflower Garden Tea Towel

white kitchen tea towel decorated with a print of yellow sunflower outlines
Photo: Highland Ridge Rustics

Add a little cheer to your winner's home kitchen with this sunflower print tea towel. The 98% cotton towel is made by a father-daughter duo in Tennessee.

18. Dash Mini Waffle Maker

turquoise single-serve waffle maker
Photo: Target

If you're hosting a brunch-themed party, we can't imagine a more fitting bridal shower prize. Include a box of your favorite waffle mix to go along with this mini maker, which comes in aqua or lilac.

19. Earth Therapeutics Organic Collection Essential Beauty Masks

box of k-beauty organic face masks
Photo: Ulta

Self-care junkies will love this inexpensive bridal shower game prize. Give them as a set (the box includes five individually packed face masks) or divvy them up among winners.

20. Soidram Checkered Makeup Storage Bags

woven makeup bags in pink and green checkerboard prints
Photo: Amazon

Fill these colorful bags with an assortment of goodies, such as lip balm, candies, nail files, hand lotion or even a surprise gift card.

21. Olive & June Press On Nails in Almond Medium BP

Olive & June blue press-on nails bridal shower game prize
Photo: Target

Get an Instagram-worthy manicure without the hassle. From junior bridesmaids to great-grandma, this is an age-appropriate prize for all guests. The package comes with press-on nails in 21 different sizes (a total of 42 nails) for the perfect fit.

22. Kate McLeod Mini Daily Stone Solid Body Moisturizer

kate mcleod moisturizing body stone
Photo: Sephora

When applied right after the shower, this oil-based formula melts into skin and feels oh-so luxurious. It's a unique alternative to basic body lotion, and the winner will remember the bridal shower every time they use it.

23. Threshold Colored Glass Candle in Lavender Woods

target threshold lavender scented candle in a purple jar with gold lid
Photo: Target

We can't resist treating ourselves to a new Target candle every now and then, and we bet your guests can't either. This lavender candle has a calming fragrance that's enjoyable year-round.

24. Ban.do Cozy Grip Socks

pink floral print socks with green silicon grips on the bottom
Photo: Ban.do

Everyone loves a new pair of cozy socks, which makes this bridal shower game prize a perfect option for all ages. The fuzzy microfiber socks are adorned with a playful floral print and silicone dots on the bottom.

25. Amazon Gift Card

printable amazon gift card with bird and greenery design
Photo: Amazon

Cash is nice, but we think an Amazon gift card is even better. With thousands of products available at their fingertips, this prize will be money well spent, regardless of who receives it. The best part? If you're short on time, it's available to be printed directly after your purchase.

Bridal Shower Game Prize Etiquette

You have the ideas for your bridal shower prizes—now it's time to finalize the details. These tips will answer the basic questions about how many prizes you need and how much to spend.

How many games should be played at a bridal shower?

We recommend playing between one and three games at a bridal shower. The number of games you should play will depend on a few things, including how many people are attending the party, how well the guests know each other, and the level of involvement and time required for each game.

Straightforward games, like wedding Mad Libs or wedding trivia questionnaires, can be played back-to-back without taking up too much time. Games that require a longer playtime, such as wedding movie charades or making a wedding dress from tissue paper, don't need to be combined with other activities. It's all about striking the right balance of keeping guests entertained without wearing them out socially.

How much should I spend on bridal shower game prizes?

The amount of money you spend on bridal shower prizes will ultimately depend on your overall budget, but anywhere between $5 and $20 per item is usually an appropriate range.

You may opt for some "splurge" prizes to reward the big winner(s) of the games, especially if you're playing a game that requires a lot of effort on the guests' part. A top prize at a slightly higher price point (think: a set of wine glasses or gourmet cupcakes) will raise the stakes and entice guests to participate. If you're giving bridal shower prizes to all of the game participants, you might consider maximizing your spend with bulk prizes or smaller items at a lower price point.

How many shower prizes should you have?

You'll need one grand prize for each of the bridal shower games you're playing during the party. If there's room in your budget, you can include optional second- and third-place prizes for each game, or reward all the players with small prizes for participating. Remember: Bridal shower game prizes are different from bridal shower favors. The favors, which are usually distributed at the end of the party, are a way to thank your guests for their time and should be given to everyone who attends.

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